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The Qatar-Turkey pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline running from the Iranian-Qatari South Pars / North Dome Gas-Condensate field towards Turkey, where it could connect with the Nabucco pipeline to supply European customers as well as Turkey. One route to Turkey is via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria, and another is through Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. Syria's rationale for rejecting the Qatar proposal was said to be "to protect the interests of [its] Russian ally, which is Europe's top supplier of natural gas."
"The discovery in 2009 of a new gas field near Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Syria opened new possibilities to bypass the Saudi Barrier and to secure a new source of income. Pipelines are in place already in Turkey to receive the gas. Only Al-Assad is in the way. Qatar along with the Turks would like to remove Al-Assad and install the Syrian chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the best organized political movement in the chaotic society and can block Saudi Arabia's efforts to install a more fanatical Wahhabi based regime. Once the Brotherhood is in power, the Emir's broad connections with Brotherhood groups throughout the region should make it easy for him to find a friendly ear and an open hand in Damascus."
- Nafeez Ahmed, theguardian.com, 30 August 2013, Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern
- Pipelines International, March 2010, Pipeline projects in the Middle East
- The National, 26 August 2009, Qatar seeks gas pipeline to Turkey
- The National, 18 January 2010, Turkey touts proposed gas pipeline from Qatar
- Ansa Mediterranean, 1 October 2012, Syria: new markets for Qatari gas without Al Assad, analyst
- ORSAM, January 2011, Is the Qatar-Iraq-Turkey-Europe Natural Gas Pipeline Project Feasible?
- Pepe Escobar, Al Jazeera, 6 August 2012, Syria's Pipelineistan war